Earlier this week, I created a post on Instagram, inviting my followers to ask any questions that they might have about me. I saw Laura create a little Q&A post like this last week, and thought that it was such a fun idea. I always love learning more about bloggers, and I thought that you guys might too! This will probably be the first installment of many (maybe I’ll do one every couple of months?), so if you have any questions that you’d like to ask me, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
1. What’s your favorite thing about being married?
As cheesy as it sounds, I love waking up next to, coming home to, and falling asleep by my best friend every day. Jordan and I dated for 3 1/2 years before we got married, and because of our busy schedules, our quality time was usually limited to weekends. At the time it was hard, but I am so much more appreciative of all of the time that we can spend together now.
Jordan is the calmest and happiest person I know. I’ve really never seen him have a bad day. And then, there’s me — with my Type A personality, I can be quite the opposite. We definitely balance each other out, and that’s why I love coming home to him.
2. What would your dream job be?
When I was little, I didn’t really care for playing “School,” but I loved playing “Mom” and “House.” I think, deep down, I’ve always wanted to be a mom — that’s why no other job has left me feeling fulfilled, and that’s why I always gravitate toward jobs that deal with kids. At the same time, I’m not ready to start a family yet, and I’d like to experience a career before we enter that territory. I feel like I change my mind every day when it comes to this subject, but right now, I would be very happy as a health and fitness, lifestyle, or opinions writer. Just because I had a bad experience in my first job doesn’t mean that I should give up on that dream.
3. Why did you decide to start a blog, and how has it impacted your life?
In 2010, my sister introduced me to my very first blog, Oh She Glows. I started reading it on a daily basis, and became familiar with other blogs as the months went on. Eventually, I decided that it was time to start my own. I’ve always loved writing — that’s why I went to school for Communications, and it’s how I express my emotions best. I thought that a blog would be a good outlet for me. Here we are, two years later, and my blog has changed my life in so many ways. I’ve tried new foods, attempted new workouts, and become more confident in myself because of blogging. I feel that other bloggers “get me” in a way that many people in “real life” don’t. I mean, who else gets excited about oatmeal and mud runs?
Dirty Girl Mud Run, with Stephanie from The New Healthy
I just hope that I can meet some more of these girls in real life one day.
4. What’s your favorite book?
I don’t think that I can pick just one! Reading for fun was always my outlet when I was in school, and to this day, my favorite books are easy, girly reads. In high school, it was The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, and now, I love anything by Emily Giffin or Nicholas Sparks.
I’ve been known to frequent the Barnes & Noble self-help and inspirational sections, as well. My most recent “self-help” book was Bethenny Frankel’s ‘A Place of Yes,’ but ‘The Last Lecture’ by Randy Pausch is one that’s made the most impact on me — I’ve read it twice.
5. What’s your favorite indulgence?
If we’re talking about food, it’s definitely ice cream.
But for a non-food indulgence… I love sleeping in on Saturday mornings, making homemade pancakes or waffles, and eating them on the couch, in front of the TV, while watching ‘The Pioneer Woman.’ I seriously look forward to this every week. I’d like to be her when I grow up.
6. How do you avoid or stray away from the nasty comparison trap so many women fall into?
This is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. When I was younger, I compared clothes and grades. Now that I’m a little older, I’m comparing career success, muscle tone, and relationship happiness. It sounds terrible, I know, and I hate that I do it! Social media only makes it worse. How can I not compare my relationship to someone else’s when women mindlessly post statuses like, “I have the best husband evverrrr!,” or, “OMG, he forgot my birthday. Forget him!!!” And how can I not feel insecure about my body when six packs are posted on Instagram everyday? It sounds so silly, but I’ve seen it all; I’m sure that we all have. To help keep myself in check, I try to remember that everyone has their own situation. Often times, we don’t know someone’s background or what’s going on in their lives. Yes, they may look happy on the outside, but they might be falling apart on the inside. And they might look great on the outside, but they could be very unhealthy on the inside. We just never know.
So there ya have it . Feel free to join in on the Q&A fun so we can learn more about you!
What’s your favorite book?
How do you stray away from the comparison trap?